Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (460)

Peter Burke

Question:

460. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding transport for a child (details supplied). [26540/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Officials from my Department sought clarification on the details of this Parliamentary Question, and I am informed that the Deputy's office confirmed that it relates to transport to and from a day service, Praxis Care in Mullingar. The HSE have been advised of this accordingly.